Postal Minister reiterates its resolve to steer postal reforms agenda

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Postal Services Molana Ameer Zaman on Friday reiterated its resolve to steer post office reforms agenda to turn Pakistan Post into a self-sustaining public sector entity.

Addressing a press conference here at Postal Staff College, the Minister said that Pakistan Post has started work on re-branding of its post offices under post office reforms agenda through its own financial resources to improve the efficiency of the services.

He said that the department has required additional funds for re-branding and improving the post office various services.

Molana Ameer Zaman said that Pakistan Post formulated a comprehensive plan to improve delivery of services, embrace digital financial technologies and fast financial services.

He said that Mobile Money Solution and Logistics Projects are being launched in Public Private Partnership mode.

The minister said that the formal process of public private partnership is in its final stages and Request for Proposals (RFPs) have been drafted and approved by the respective Procurement Committees.

“Once launched, Mobile Money Solution and Pakistan Post Logistics Company will fetch revenue of around Rs 112 billion in next ten years,” he added.

Molana Ameer Zaman said Post Reforms agenda are not confined to mega projects; rather multiple short term partnership initiatives to capitalize on growing markets and regain market shares have been initiated.

“These short term partnership are forged with industry incumbents to gain revenue, build capacity and make Pakistan Post more competitive in the wake of changing industry scenario,” the minister added.

He said that Pakistan Post also signed an MoU with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).

He said that unfortunately this department was ignored in previous governments, but the minister expressed resolve to introduce more innovative schemes for improving the financial status of the organization.

He said that this time 4,000 posts are vacant in the department which would soon be advertised and filed.

The minister announced to issue special commemorative postage stamps on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Quaid Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah next month.